How to master Fortnite Season 3’s Charge Shotgun

Published: 19/Jun/2020 12:38

by Connor Bennett


The Charge Shotgun is the newest weapon in Fortnite’s growing loot pool, but how do you get to grips with it? Here are a few tips on mastering it, the weapon’s damage stats, and how to find the Mythic version. 

Shotguns have always been a controversial weapon in Fortnite – be it the complaints about the overpowered Pump Shotgun, or the Tactical Shotgun. Though, there is an all-new shotgun that has been added to the mix in Chapter 2, Season 3.

The Charge Shotgun allows players to, as the name suggests, charge up their shots in order to deal more damage. As the weapon has been added as floor loot, players have been picking it up with regularity and trying to get to grips with how best to use it. Though, there are a few tips already. 

Always charge up the Charge Shotgun

Though the Charge Shotgun can be used as a normal shotgun, pumping out shots in one burst, its most effective use comes when it is being charged up. When you hold down your aim button, the gun’s charge up meter will quickly tick up to full power. 

By unleashing a fully-powered shotgun at close range, players can deal around 120 damage. That is enough for a one-shot kill in the early game, as well as being able to take down a single wall. However, charging it up leaves you vulnerable and after shooting, there is a slight cooldown period. 

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The Charge Shotgun has a small indicator that shows it being charged up.

Charge Shotgun damage stats

As of writing, there are six variants of the Charge Shotguns in-game – all the way from Common to Mythic. 

Each variant deals damage differently and takes a different amount of time to reload –  with the Mythic, obviously, excelling in both categories. You can find a breakdown of their different stats below.

Rarity Damage (per pellet) Reload time (Seconds)
Common 8 5.5
Uncommon 8.5 5.3
Rare 8.9 5
Epic 9.3 4.8
Legendary 9.8 4.5
Mythic 10.2 4.3

Where to find Fortnite’s Mythic Charge Shotgun

Like the mythic weapons from Chapter 2, Season 2, the legendary Charge Shotgun can be found by taking down an NPC boss. In this case, it comes from Kit who patrols Catty Corner. 

Just like fighting Midas or Skye, Kit will not hand over their shotgun easily and a difficult fight will ensue. You can beat the boss right away, but you need to corner them and have a weapon like the submachine gun handy. 

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Kit has ahold of Fortnite’s Mythic Charge Shotgun.

As Chapter 2, Season 3 unfolds, Epic Games could easily start making some changes to the different Charge Shotguns, so they could very well become something that nobody uses.

However, as for now, it’s a weapon that can to one-shot kills in the early game and become a significant damage dealer later on – softening up enemies for a kill. So, it is worth mastering.


How to defeat The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5: Mythic Item locations

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:53

by David Purcell


The Mandalorian has burst onto the scene in Fortnite Season 5 with brand new Mythic Items – a Star Wars inspired jetpack and weapon – leaving players wondering how to get ahold of them in-game. 

In previous seasons, these Mythic weapons and items have been guarded by fierce non-playable characters known as bosses. These are much harder to take down than the average player in Epic Games‘ battle royale title and often have henchman by their side to protect the valuable loot they hold.

Luckily for you, in Season 5 it’s not as difficult as times gone by – because there’s not as many of them to tackle. In fact, getting ahold of The Mandalorian Mythic set is pretty easy if you know where to look. All you have to do is be the person that takes him down.

That’s what we’re going to help with.

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New landing spots have appeared all over the Fortnite island, but where’s the Mythic Items?

Fortnite Season 5 Mythic weapon and item location

First of all, you’re going to have to know where to go.

The Mandalorian can be seen patrolling around one area of the map in Fortnite Season 5, and it’s just south of Colossal Coliseum, as seen in the map below. There, you will find not only the character but also his parked up ship.

At this location, he will be carrying both a Mythic weapon and jetpack. These can be obtained by taking him out, just like a bounty hunter.

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Here’s where to find The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5.

How to get The Mandalorian’s Jetpack & Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)

Now you know where he is, it’s all about eliminating him as fast as possible.

Here’s the best way to defeat him:

  1. Drop from the Battle Bus at The Mandalorian’s ship, located between Colossal Coliseum and Lazy Lake.
  2. Land with a good distance between yourself and the ship.
  3. Pick up a weapon nearby.
  4. Reach high ground, which is actually a slope of sand near the ship.
  5. Use cover to protect yourself from his shots, or build, and by peeking out with your weapon keep firing at him.
  6. Collect the Mandalorian Mythic Items (Amban Sniper Rifle & The Mandalorian’s Jetpack) from the downed character.
  7. Head over to the ship and open the Razor Chest.
The Mandalorian jetpack and amban sniper rifle
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Here’s the loot you will find after taking him down.

Do have in mind that this is the only known boss on the Fortnite Season 5 map, with others expected to join him, so it’s bound to be a popular landing spot. Not just that, but let’s face it, it is nice to just stop by to see a bit of a Star Wars crossover as well.

So, there you have it! That’s the quickest and safest way you’re going to be able to get ahold of that elusive Razor Chest in Fortnite Season 5.